• New Roads Police officer arrested for rape of a child, other sex crimes against children

    New Roads Police officer arrested for rape of a child, other sex crimes against children
    NEW ROADS - A New Roads Police officer was arrested by deputies Saturday afternoon after allegedly raping a child. The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office arrested officer Kedreyon Williams for first-degree rape of a victim under 13, first-degree rape while armed with a dangerous weapon, indecent behavior with a juvenile and pornography involving a juvenile. WBRZ has asked New Roads Police Chief Cedric Epps about Williams' employment status, but has not heard back. 
  • TEAM 2 TRAFFIC: Tree blocking part of I-10 west in West Baton Rouge Parish cleared

    TEAM 2 TRAFFIC: Tree blocking part of I-10 west in West Baton Rouge Parish cleared
    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - DOTD crews cleared a portion of I-10 west in West Baton Rouge Parish that was blocked by a downed tree. The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported the downed tree around 7:45 p.m. along I-10 at mile marker 146. The tree was out of the way by 8:45 p.m. Permalink| Comments
  • TEAM 2 TRAFFIC: Downed tree blocking part of I-10 west in West Baton Rouge Parish

    TEAM 2 TRAFFIC: Downed tree blocking part of I-10 west in West Baton Rouge Parish
    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - DOTD crews are headed to a portion of I-10 west in West Baton Rouge Parish that is blocked by a downed tree. The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported the downed tree around 7:45 p.m. along I-10 at mile marker 146. Officials said DOTD crews should have the road block out of the way shortly. Permalink| Comments
  • River Center hosts first Capital City Collectibles & Card Show

    River Center hosts first Capital City Collectibles & Card Show
    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of card traders and several former Louisiana sports stars flocked to the Raising Canes River Center for the first ever Capital City Collectibles and Card Show.Card enthusiasts got to buy and trade cards and memorabilia from sports to superheroes. LSU stars Kevin Faulk and Todd Walker and former New Orleans Saints Quarterback Bobby "The Cajun Cannon" Hebert signed autographs.The event was started by local card collector Tab Starky, who says she got back into card collectin
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  • Woman arrested for lying about being an attorney at Tangipahoa Parish Jail

    Woman arrested for lying about being an attorney at Tangipahoa Parish Jail
    AMITE - A woman was arrested Friday for attempting to get access to inmates at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail by lying about being their attorney.According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Connie Jones, 44, presented herself as the attorney of two inmates that were being re-booked into the jail. Detectives knew from their investigation into the inmates that Jones was not an attorney nor a paralegal in Louisiana or anywhere else in the United States.During Jones’ booking, detecti
  • TEAM 2 TRAFFIC: I-10 East at Atchafalaya Basin Bridge re-opened

    TEAM 2 TRAFFIC: I-10 East at Atchafalaya Basin Bridge re-opened
    HENDERSON - All lanes of I-10 East at the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge re-opened after an accident, according to LaDOTD.Congestion is at three miles.Permalink| Comments
  • TEAM 2 TRAFFIC: I-10 East at Atchafalaya Basin Bridge closed after accident

    TEAM 2 TRAFFIC: I-10 East at Atchafalaya Basin Bridge closed after accident
    HENDERSON - I-10 East at the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is closed due to an accident, according to LaDOTD.Congestion has now reached 5 miles. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.Permalink| Comments
  • Community comes together to clean up Zachary Public Cemetery

    Community comes together to clean up Zachary Public Cemetery
    ZACHARY - Volunteers in Zachary woke up bright and early Saturday to help clean the public cemetery after a plea for help on social media saying maintenance has been lacking and the burial place has become an eyesore for the city.Resident Randy Thames put the team together. "I saw the grass had grown, and I said somebody has to do something about this situation. So as I laid down that Tuesday night that's when I began to reach out to the community," Thames said. The cemetery i
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  • One injured in shooting on Prescott Road

    One injured in shooting on Prescott Road
    BATON ROUGE - One person was injured in a shooting on Prescott Road Saturday afternoon, according to officials.The shooting took place in the 5600 block of Prescott Road. One person was transported in stable condition.No other information is available at this time.Permalink| Comments
  • How a faulty CrowdStrike update crashed computers around the world

    How a faulty CrowdStrike update crashed computers around the world
    Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches.But all it took was one faulty CrowdStrike software update to cause global disruptions Friday that grounded flights, knocked banks and media outlets offline, and disrupted hospitals, retailers and other services.“This is a function of the very homogenous technology that goes into the b
  • One dead after house fire on San Clemente Drive

    One dead after house fire on San Clemente Drive
    BATON ROUGE - One person died after a house fire on San Clemente Drive Saturday morning, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.BRFD says they responded to the scene around 5 a.m. to see the house fully engulfed in flames. As firefighters worked to extinguish hot spots, a family member arrived on scene and informed BRFD that someone may have been inside the house. Firefighters then found the body under debris.The house is determined to be a total loss. Investigators are still working to d
  • Biden pushes party unity as he resists calls to step aside, says he'll return to campaign next week

    Biden pushes party unity as he resists calls to step aside, says he'll return to campaign next week
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A rapidly growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers called Friday for President Joe Biden to drop his reelection bid, even as the president insisted he’s ready to return to the campaign trail next week to counter what he called a “dark vision” laid out by Republican Donald Trump.As more Democratic members of Congress urged him to drop out — bringing the total since his disastrous debate against Trump to nearly three dozen &mda
  • EBR School Board pushes back decision on how a new cellphone ban will be put into the policy

    EBR School Board pushes back decision on how a new cellphone ban will be put into the policy
    BATON ROUGE - Following the passing of a new law that puts a ban on cell phones in Louisiana schools, the school boards in the state are deciding the disciplinary action for students who disobey.At the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting, the policy left many questioning what action administrators should take. Current interim Superintendent Adam Smith says it will be a challenge for school admins to try taking away something that's been in many of the student's lives for years.&nbs
  • 4 Metro Council members unopposed; who else has no competition at end if filing season?

    4 Metro Council members unopposed; who else has no competition at end if filing season?
    BATON ROUGE — Four East Baton Rouge Metro Council members — all of them Republicans — were unopposed at the end of Louisiana's three-day campaign filing season Wednesday. A number of local political candidates in outlying areas also were unopposed. The complete list: Ascension Parish:Erin Wiley Lanoux of Gonzales, Judge, Ascension Parish CourtEast Baton Rouge Parish:Rowdy Gaudet of Baton Rouge, Councilmember Metro District 3Aaron Moak of Greenwell
  • Beetles feasting on pine trees affected by last summers drought

    Beetles feasting on pine trees affected by last summers drought
    BATON ROUGE - Beetles are feasting on pine trees that died from the drought last summer in Louisiana. Now those trees are becoming a danger.The source of the trouble is a bark beetle called the Ips engraver beetle.With strong weather like tornados and hurricanes possible, falling tree limbs are always a worry in Louisiana. Now weather may not even need to be bad for these trees to fall down.Last year's drought was the consequence of one of the hottest and driest summers on record. This caused a
  • Slow progress on Nicholson Drive overlay causing frustration among drivers

    Slow progress on Nicholson Drive overlay causing frustration among drivers
    BATON ROUGE - A few inches of rainwater Friday afternoon turned Nicholson Drive into a splashpad, and drivers did not hold back in expressing their frustration about the lack of progress on the overlay project."There's nobody working on the project. There's no machinery, there's no employees. And I don't know when this is going to be over with," Gus Ruiz, a driver, said.It's been more than a year since the project began to re-pave and add sidewalks to Nicholson between LSU and I-10. In December
  • Man arrested for attempted murder after Ponchatoula shooting

    Man arrested for attempted murder after Ponchatoula shooting
    PONCHATOULA - A man was arrested after a shooting on July 13 left one victim injured, according to the Ponchatoula Police Department.Police were dispatched to TJ's Tobacco Store in reference to shots being fired and, upon arrival, found a victim in the parking lot with three apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transferred to a hospital for treatment.Clyde Gaten III, 20, was booked for attempted second-degree murder and was transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.Permalink| Comments
  • LSU Manship School students head to Paris to cover 2024 Olympics; WBRZ to feature student's work

    LSU Manship School students head to Paris to cover 2024 Olympics; WBRZ to feature student's work
    BATON ROUGE - For the first time ever, LSU Tigers are headed overseas for the opportunity to cover the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Twenty-five lucky LSU Manship School of Mass Communication students are headed to France on Saturday to not only cover the Paris Olympics but to explore French culture, history and food. "I never, never would have envisioned that this program would be offered, let alone be a part of it," senior Cade Williams said."I haven't been out of the country at all before
  • 'Terrible situation' involving dilapidated house, homeless moving into neighborhood

    'Terrible situation' involving dilapidated house, homeless moving into neighborhood
    BATON ROUGE - More homeowners in the Inniswold Estates and Jefferson Terrace neighborhoods are talking about their experiences with the homeless population living at a property on one of their streets.Several people tell 2 On Your Side they're requesting the property be cleaned up and that someone restore the calm in their once peaceful area of the city. For the past several years, Shawn Sellers says he's been scared to take a walk in his own neighborhood."It's terrifying the fact that we have
  • Baby supply giveaway to take place Saturday afternoon at Bethany Church

    Baby supply giveaway to take place Saturday afternoon at Bethany Church
    BATON ROUGE - A baby supply giveaway is taking place Saturday, July 20 at Bethany Church.The giveaway will take place at the South Campus at 11107 Honore Lane. Items such as diapers, wipes and formula will be given away.Supplies will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. More information is available here.Permalink| Comments
  • Deputies searching for man who burglarized multiple cars at Hammond apartments

    Deputies searching for man who burglarized multiple cars at Hammond apartments
    HAMMOND — The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who broke into cars at a Hammond apartment complex earlier in July.Early July 9, deputies were called to The Creeks apartment complex on North Morrison Boulevard. At least two vehicle owners reported evidence of their cars being into and reported that wallets and credit cards were missing, deputies said. It was later learned attempts were made on more than 30 locked vehicles.Detectives connected a suspect through
  • Tangipahoa Parish Jail employee fired, arrested after physical altercation with inmate

    Tangipahoa Parish Jail employee fired, arrested after physical altercation with inmate
    AMITE - A former Tangipahoa Parish Jail employee and an inmate were arrested Friday after a fight between the two.According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Jaden Lamark, 20, was booked on one count each of simple battery and malfeasance in office after a July 4 altercation with an inmate, Sanchez Harold.On July 4, Lamark and Harold got into a verbal argument through closed cell doors that resulted in Harold throwing an unidentified liquid at Lamark. Lamark called for the closed cell
  • Hooper Road at Shoe Creek Drive re-opened after head-on collision in Central

    Hooper Road at Shoe Creek Drive re-opened after head-on collision in Central
    CENTRAL — Both sides of Hooper Road at the intersection with Shoe Creek Drive re-opened after a head-on collision, Central Police said Friday.Central Police, Central Fire and EMS responded to the crash, which blocked both lanes of traffic.Permalink| Comments
  • Head-on collision closes Hooper Road at Shoe Creek Drive in Central

    Head-on collision closes Hooper Road at Shoe Creek Drive in Central
    CENTRAL — Both sides of Hooper Road are closed at the intersection with Shoe Creek Drive after a head-on collision, Central Police said Friday.Central Police, Central Fire and EMS responded to the crash, which is blocking both lanes of traffic.Police advise drivers seek an alternate route.Permalink| Comments
  • One lane is closed on I-12 West past Walker; officer hit by a vehicle now identified

    One lane is closed on I-12 West past Walker; officer hit by a vehicle now identified
    WALKER — One lane of Interstate 12 westbound at the Walker exit was closed after a police officer was hit by a car while he was pursuing a suspect on foot in the eastbound lane, Denham Police said on Friday.Traffic that was stuck in the backup caused by the crash is being let through to pass the crash, but the roadway remained closed. Congestion has reached 7 miles.The officer, Cpl. Brandon Ashton, was on foot attempting to make contact with a subject also on foot on I-12 eastbound ne
  • I-12 West past Walker is back open; officer hit by a vehicle now identified

    I-12 West past Walker is back open; officer hit by a vehicle now identified
    WALKER — Interstate 12 westbound at the Walker exit was closed after a police officer was hit by a car while he was pursuing a suspect on foot in the eastbound lane, Denham Police said on Friday. It has since reopened.Traffic that was stuck in the backup caused by the crash is being let through to pass the crash, but the roadway remained closed. Congestion reached seven miles.The officer, Cpl. Brandon Ashton, was on foot attempting to make contact with a subject also on foot on I-12 e
  • I-12 West past Walker has reopened; officer hit by a vehicle released from hospital

    I-12 West past Walker has reopened; officer hit by a vehicle released from hospital
    WALKER — Interstate 12 westbound at the Walker exit was closed after a police officer was hit by a car while he was pursuing a suspect on foot in the eastbound lane, Denham Police said on Friday. It has since reopened.Traffic that was stuck in the backup caused by the crash is being let through to pass the crash, but the roadway remained closed. Congestion reached seven miles.The officer, Cpl. Brandon Ashton, was on foot attempting to make contact with a subject also on foot on I-12 e
  • I-12 West past Walker has reopened; officer hit by a vehicle now identified

    I-12 West past Walker has reopened; officer hit by a vehicle now identified
    WALKER — Interstate 12 westbound at the Walker exit was closed after a police officer was hit by a car while he was pursuing a suspect on foot in the eastbound lane, Denham Police said on Friday. It has since reopened.Traffic that was stuck in the backup caused by the crash is being let through to pass the crash, but the roadway remained closed. Congestion reached seven miles.The officer, Cpl. Brandon Ashton, was on foot attempting to make contact with a subject also on foot on I-12 e
  • I-12 still closed past Walker after police officer hit by car; congestion reaching 2 miles

    I-12 still closed past Walker after police officer hit by car; congestion reaching 2 miles
    WALKER — A portion of Interstate 12 westbound at the Walker exit was closed after a police officer was hit by a car while he was pursuing a suspect on foot in the eastbound lane, Denham Police said on Friday.Traffic that was stuck in the backup caused by the crash is being let through to pass the crash, but the roadway remained closed. Congestion is approaching 2 miles.A Denham Springs Police Officer was on foot attempting to make contact with a subject also on foot on I-12 eastbound
  • I-12 reopened past Walker after police officer hit by car; congestion was reaching 2 miles

    I-12 reopened past Walker after police officer hit by car; congestion was reaching 2 miles
    WALKER — A portion of Interstate 12 was closed past Walker after a police officer was hit by a car while he was pursuing a suspect on foot in the eastbound lane, Denham Police said on Friday.A Denham Springs Police Officer was on foot attempting to make contact with a subject also on foot on I-12 eastbound near mile marker 14 when he was hit by a vehicle, police said.The officer was brought to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge after being struck by the vehicle, which was attempting
  • I-12 closed past Walker after police officer hit by car; congestion reaching 2 miles

    I-12 closed past Walker after police officer hit by car; congestion reaching 2 miles
    WALKER — A portion of Interstate 12 was closed past Walker after a police officer was hit by a car while he was pursuing a suspect on foot in the eastbound lane, Denham Police said.A Denham Springs Police Officer was on foot attempting to make contact with a subject also on foot on I-12 eastbound near mile marker 14 when he was hit by a vehicle, police said.The officer was brought to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge after being struck by the vehicle, which was attempting to avoid t
  • $$$ Best Bets: Dog days of summer! $$$

    $$$ Best Bets: Dog days of summer! $$$
    Hunter McCann has this weekend's best bets for the MLB! FridayMLB:Diamondbacks @ Cubs: Cubs MLRays @ Yankees: Yankees -1.5Mets @ Marlins: o7.5 Total RunsRed Sox @ Dodgers: Dodgers MLAngels @ Athletics: u8.5 Total RunsGiants @ Rockies: Giants MLSaturdayMLB:TBDSundayMLB:TBDFor an in-depth analysis of all these picks, tune into ESPN 104.5 on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. to hear Hunter on Sports Shorts Radio. Permalink| Comments
  • No Ten Commandments in Louisiana classrooms until at least Nov. 15, federal judge rules

    No Ten Commandments in Louisiana classrooms until at least Nov. 15, federal judge rules
    BATON ROUGE — A federal judge Friday ordered that no Louisiana school post a copy of the Ten Commandments until Nov. 15 at the earliest as he attempts to resolve a lawsuit filed by groups claiming their display would violate a constitution separation between church and state.U.S. District Judge John DeGravelles had asked the parties to settle on a date late enough that would allow him to address issues in the case. Lawmakers this year directed that every public school classroom, inclu
  • Off-duty State Police lieutenant arrested, placed on leave after allegedly crashing car while drunk driving

    Off-duty State Police lieutenant arrested, placed on leave after allegedly crashing car while drunk driving
    BATON ROUGE — An off-duty Louisiana State Police lieutenant was arrested for drunk driving late Thursday night after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Perkins Road.Prentiss "Trey" Bellue, 51, was arrested for a first-offense DWI after crashing around 11:30 p.m. while impaired. Bellue was off-duty at the time of the crash and has since been placed on administrative leave.Bellue has been employed by the Louisiana State Police since 1998.Permalink| Comments
  • Denham Springs man arrested on charges of child porn, failing to report as a sex offender

    Denham Springs man arrested on charges of child porn, failing to report as a sex offender
    DENHAM SPRINGS — Livingston Parish deputies arrested a Denham Springs man for child pornography and failing to report as a sex offender, a spokesperson said Friday.Everett Walker, 25, was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on eight counts of pornography involving a juvenile, seven counts of failing to register as a sex offender, three felony counts of unlawful with a sex offender victim and one misdemeanor count of unlawful contact with a sex offender victim.Walker's a
  • An actor and a high school football coach join mayoral race; see who else qualified in local races

    An actor and a high school football coach join mayoral race; see who else qualified in local races
    BATON ROUGE — Two Republican candidates joined the race for East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president on Friday, giving voters seven choices for the city's leadership when voters visit polls in November.The new candidates who qualified for the mayor's race on Friday are actor Nathanial Hearn, and Istrouma High School football coach Emile "Sid" Edwards. Both candidates are political newcomers.The two Republicans join Democratic incumbent Sharon Weston Broome, Republican Tambra "Tammy" Co
  • Actor, high school football coach and pro wrestler join mayoral race; see who else qualified in local races

    Actor, high school football coach and pro wrestler join mayoral race; see who else qualified in local races
    BATON ROUGE — Two Republican and one Independent candidates joined the race for East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president on Friday, giving voters seven choices for the city's leadership when voters visit polls in November.The new candidates who qualified for the mayor's race on Friday are actor Nathanial Hearn, Istrouma High School football coach Emile "Sid" Edwards, and self-described professional wrestler and homeless man Ryan "Bad Biddness" Carter.Carter is running Independent, whil
  • Actor, football coach, transgender woman, wrestler join mayoral race; see who qualified in local races

    Actor, football coach, transgender woman, wrestler join mayoral race; see who qualified in local races
    BATON ROUGE — Two Republican and two Independent candidates joined the race for East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president on Friday, giving voters nine choices for the city's leadership when voters visit polls in November.The new candidates who qualified for the mayor's race on Friday are actor Nathanial Hearn, Istrouma High School football coach Emile "Sid" Edwards, self-described professional wrestler and homeless man Ryan "Bad Biddness" Carter, and property management company owner C
  • 8 challenge Sharon Weston Broome in Baton Rouge mayor's race; qualifying period closes

    8 challenge Sharon Weston Broome in Baton Rouge mayor's race; qualifying period closes
    BATON ROUGE — Two Republican and two Independent candidates joined the race for East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president on Friday, giving voters nine choices for the city's leadership when voters visit polls in November.The new candidates who qualified for the mayor's race on Friday are actor Nathanial Hearn, Istrouma High School football coach Emile "Sid" Edwards, self-described professional wrestler and homeless man Ryan "Bad Biddness" Carter, and William Roundtree, a property manag
  • 4 more join East Baton Rouge mayor-president's race; qualifying period closes this afternoon

    4 more join East Baton Rouge mayor-president's race; qualifying period closes this afternoon
    BATON ROUGE — Two Republican and two Independent candidates joined the race for East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president on Friday, giving voters nine choices for the city's leadership when voters visit polls in November.The new candidates who qualified for the mayor's race on Friday are actor Nathanial Hearn, Istrouma High School football coach Emile "Sid" Edwards, self-described professional wrestler and homeless man Ryan "Bad Biddness" Carter, and William Roundtree, a property manag
  • ESPN names Tiger Stadium the best college football stadium in America

    ESPN names Tiger Stadium the best college football stadium in America
    BATON ROUGE — Ahead of its 100th anniversary celebration, Tiger Stadium has been named the best college football stadium in the country in a new ESPN poll of college football writers.According to ESPN, 14 of ESPN college football writers ranked the best stadiums in the sport with "no parameters, no criteria." Writers were asked to submit their top 20 stadiums in order and each stadium was awarded points based on their standings. Forty-two stadiums received at least one voteDeath Valle
  • BRPD seizes four guns, drugs ready for distribution; officers still searching for suspect who fled

    BRPD seizes four guns, drugs ready for distribution; officers still searching for suspect who fled
    BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge Police seized drugs ready for distribution and four guns after they raided a car near a local business where illicit dealings were said to take place, the department said Friday.A BRPD officer on patrol said he saw an illegal transaction happening at a gas station near Plank Road. After he began following a vehicle involved in the deal, the driver bailed and dropped a handgun while fleeing the area on foot. Police did not say whether or not they made any arre
  • BRPD seize four guns, drugs ready for distribution; officers still searching for suspect who fled

    BRPD seize four guns, drugs ready for distribution; officers still searching for suspect who fled
    BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge Police seized drugs ready for distribution and four guns after they raided a car near a local business where illicit dealings were said to take place, the department said Friday.A BRPD officer on patrol said he saw an illegal transaction happening at a gas station near Plank Road. After he began following a vehicle involved in the deal, the driver bailed and dropped a handgun while fleeing the area on foot. Police did not say whether or not they made any arre
  • Suspected rapist wanted after skipping trial in Tangipahoa Parish

    Suspected rapist wanted after skipping trial in Tangipahoa Parish
    AMITE— Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies are looking for a rape suspect who skipped his trial date.Gerald Stevens, 55, was scheduled to appear in court Monday for a third degree rape case involving a minor that occurred in 2021.Deputies say Stevens was last seen Wednesday afternoon armed with a rifle outside a relative's home in Roseland. Stevens threatened to harm himself. His truck, a blue and silver Chevrolet Silverado Z71, was also spotted outside of the home.Anyone with inform
  • State Superintendent requests meeting with EBRSB leaders after nine-hour meeting yields no superintendent

    State Superintendent requests meeting with EBRSB leaders after nine-hour meeting yields no superintendent
    BATON ROUGE — The state Superintendent of Education said Friday in a letter to the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board that he wants to meet with the board's leadership in the next few days to figure out a course of action to find "a solution to this unnecessary standstill" prolonged by a nearly nine-hour meeting Thursday night where a new superintendent did not emerge by the time the meeting ended 2 a.m."In the event you’re unwilling to select a leader on the timeline you
  • EBR School Board deadlock continues, no superintendent after nearly nine hour meeting last night

    EBR School Board deadlock continues, no superintendent after nearly nine hour meeting last night
    BATON ROUGE— After a nearly nine hour meeting Thursday night, the East Baton Rouge School Board still did not appoint a new superintendent. Thursday's meeting was a regular scheduled board meeting with a preexisting agenda. Selecting a superintendent was near the bottom. The meeting started at 5 p.m., however the board did not start discussing the appointment of a new superintendent until nearly 10 p.m.Andrea Zayas, the last remaining finalist for the job, took her n
  • Deadlock timeline: EBR School Board left with no decision on superintendent after nearly nine-hour meeting

    Deadlock timeline: EBR School Board left with no decision on superintendent after nearly nine-hour meeting
    BATON ROUGE — After a nearly nine-hour meeting Thursday night, the East Baton Rouge School Board still did not appoint a new superintendent by the time they adjourned at nearly 2 a.m. This is the second meeting where a finalist was not chosen. Thursday's meeting was a regularly scheduled board meeting with a preexisting agenda. Selecting a superintendent was near the bottom. Andrea Zayas, the last remaining finalist for the job, took her name out of consideration just hours b
  • Russia convicts US reporter of espionage after a trial widely seen as politically motivated

    Russia convicts US reporter of espionage after a trial widely seen as politically motivated
    YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — A Russian court on Friday convicted Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich on espionage charges his employer and the U.S. have rejected as a sham. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison after a secretive and rapid trial in the country’s highly politicized legal system.Gershkovich, his employer and the U.S. government vehemently denied the charges. U.S. officials and The Wall Street Journal have denounced the trial as a sham.Gershkovich, 32
  • Global Internet outage impacts flights at MSY and other airports across the country, several companies and agencies also affected

    Global Internet outage impacts flights at MSY and other airports across the country, several companies and agencies also affected
    NEW ORLEANS— A widespread internet outage is forcing the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and several other major airlines across the country to delay flights.WWL Louisiana reports passengers are experiencing long lines to check-in for Delta, American and United Airlines flights. According to FlightAware, over 19,000 flights around the country have been delayed. The Baton Rouge Metro Airport posted on social media that none of their flights have been
  • Global Internet outage impacts flights at MSY and other airports across the country, several companies also affected

    Global Internet outage impacts flights at MSY and other airports across the country, several companies also affected
    NEW ORLEANS— A widespread internet outage is forcing the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and several other major airlines across the country to delay flights.WWL Louisiana reports passengers are experiencing long lines to check-in for Delta, American and United Airlines flights. According to FlightAware, over 19,000 flights around the country have been delayed. The Baton Rouge Metro Airport posted on social media that none of their flights have been

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